May 16th, 2012
01:26 PM ET

The gift of Charles: Giving back

Forest and Tremica Thompson, who invited CNN to document the final week of their son Charles’ life, have received notes of thanks and support from across America - and as far away as Zimbabwe.

"I just hope it changes people's thoughts on the death of children and helps families like ours," Tremica says.

Since the story was published, many have asked how they can help the family. They have opened a memorial fund called “The Gift of Charles” through Wells Fargo.

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